Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Blogger Hop/Book Beginnings/The Friday 56 - 6/23/2017

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of A Coffee-Addicted Writer, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading!  Also, I will now also include a brief synopsis.

This week's Book Blogger Hop's question.If you are at a really good point in a book and the phone rings or the door bell rings, do you stop reading or let the phone or door bell go unanswered?

Usually if the house phone rings, it's a telemarketer,  so I usually  ignore it anyhow
Doorbell seldom too unless some one is selling something.

What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing, #1)

A Brief Synopsis:  Join Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River and Thunder Point series, as she explores the healing powers of rural Colorado in a brand-new story of fresh starts, budding relationships and one woman’s journey to finding the happiness she’s long been missing

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate moment that Maggie’s boyfriend decides he can’t handle her emotional baggage, and she’s left alone, exhausted and unsure of what her future holds. One thing is certain, though: she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan’s Crossing.

Named for Maggie’s great-grandfather, the land and charming general store at the crossroads of the Colorado and the Continental Divide trails have been passed down through the generations and now belong to Maggie’s estranged father, Sully. Though raised by her mother and stepfather after her parents divorced, Maggie has always adored Sully—despite his hands-off approach to fatherhood. When she shows up unannounced in Sullivan’s Crossing, he welcomes her with opens arms, and she relishes the opportunity to rebuild their relationship.

But when Sully has a sudden heart attack, Maggie’s world is rocked once again. Consumed with his care, she’s relieved to find that Cal Jones, a quiet and serious-looking camper, has been taking over many of Sully’s responsibilities as he recuperates. Still, Maggie is suspicious of this mysterious man’s eagerness to help—until she finds out the true reason for his deliberate isolation.

Though Cal and Maggie each struggle with loss and loneliness, the time they spend together gives Maggie hope for something brighter just on the horizon…if only they can learn to find peace and healing—and perhaps love—with each other.

Beginning of the Book

Maggie Sullivan  sought refuge in the stairwell between  the seventh and eighth floors at the west end of three hospital, the steps  least traveled by  interns and residents racing from floor to floor,  from emergency to emergency.

Page 56

Maggie  got up, turned  and started walking to the store,  " I don't appreciate your attitude, " she said.

What do you think?  I'm very early into the book, but I loved  Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, and I'm hoping to love this new series as well.


  1. Sounds good. I got stressed just reading the blurb. This week I'm reading Sky Dragons by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey. I want to finally finish this series. Happy reading!

  2. I am a recent fan of Robyn Carr and loved this book.

    I hate phone calls and doorbells...LOL. Caller ID spares me unwanted calls, and I ignore doorbells, too, after checking through the peephole. It's usually someone selling something, so I never open the door.

    Here's mine: “THE SUNSHINE SISTERS”

  3. Not my usual genre, but I have heard a lot of great things about Carr. Happy Friday! :)

  4. Same here. The landline phone and doorbell generally only ring when salespeople are trying to reach me. I've heard great things about Robyn Carr's books, but haven't read any. I should make a point to give her books a try! I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Ugh, the only people that ever ring our doorbell are also people that are trying to sell something...or get us to sign some petition. So irritating.

  6. We get TONS of solicitors calling on a daily basis...very annoying.

    Door bell rang last, and it was my brother. :)

    Have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

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  7. I don't usually read books in this genre, but it does sound good. I like the medical aspect to it :)
    Here's my Friday post, Inspiration Pie Have a great weekend :)

  8. I've never heard of Robin Carr before. Perhaps I should give her a try. My Friday Quotes

  9. I wish I can just ignore anything that disturbs my reading time, but alas I can't because it will just annoyed me too no end. Have a great weekend and here is my blog hop answer